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About Educational Psychology Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Educational Psychology provides programs of study leading to Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The program is designed to give students a broad and critical perspective on the psychological factors affecting individuals in schools, other educational settings, and other learning situations throughout the life span. The program also emphasizes critical evaluation and application of research and theory based on a firm grounding in measurement, assessment, research methodology, and quantitative methods.


The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Psychology is offered with a thesis (30 hours) or without a thesis (33 hours). Masters students acquire a broad understanding of educational research. They can tailor their coursework to meet their needs, emphasizing either practitioner-oriented introductory courses or more advanced, research and evaluation-oriented methodology courses.


The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology requires 72 credit hours plus 18 dissertation hours. Doctoral students develop advanced skills in one or more research methodologies. They acquire hands-on research experiences through research internships. The program also offers opportunities to develop college-level teaching skills through teaching internships and assistantships.

Doctoral Minors

In addition to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, the program encourages students from other College of Education & Human Sciences or University programs to participate in the program through a minor field of study.

Two minors are offered:

  1. Cognitive and Psychological Processes
  2. Quantitative Methods in Education

Both minors consist of a minimum of 24 credit hours of which no fewer than 18 hours are in Educational Psychology.